Winter Raptors – Ben Wurst and Pamela Dimeler
January 20, 2022 at 5pm
Learn more about raptor species in the Pine Barrens with help from top researchers, photographers, and tour leaders. No matter how long you’ve been birding, this webinar with Ben Wurst and Pamela Dimeler is sure to advance your skills!
Length ~2 hours Cost $15
Ben Wurst is responsible for identifying and enhancing degraded wildlife habitat and helps manage and monitor ospreys as part of the NJ Osprey Project. He received a B.S. in Environmental Science with an emphasis in Wildlife Conservation from Unity College in 2004. Ben also works on a variety of other conservation projects that include peregrine falcons, bald eagles, and northern diamondback terrapins.
Pamela Dimeler will present a program sharing her observations of a family of barred owls in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Barred owls are known for their call that sounds like the phrase: “Who cooks for you? Who cooks for you-all?” In this multimedia program, you will learn all about this secretive, unique, and very inquisitive owl. Pam will share photographs and videos of the Barred Owl’s behaviors in the wild, including her close encounter with two juvenile barred owlets. Pam will also discuss the dangers they face in the wild, such as the destruction of their habitat and the impact from the use of rodenticides.